Author:

Liang, X., T. Zou, B. Guo, S. Li, H. Zhang, S. Zhang, H. Huang and S. X. Chen

Title:

Liang, X., T. Zou, B. Guo, S. Li, H. Zhang, S. Zhang, H. Huang and S. X. Chen. (2015). Assessing Beijing's PM2.5 Pollution: Severity, Weather Impact, APEC and Winter Heating, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 471, 20150257.


Main Information:

 

This  hourly data set contains the PM2.5 data of US Embassy in Beijing.  Meanwhile, meteorological data from Beijing Capital International  Airport are also included. The data’s time period is between Jan 1st, 2010 to Dec 31st, 2014. Missing data are denoted as “NA”.

 

If you use this data set please cite the paper as below:

 

Liang,  X., Zou, T., Guo, B., Li, S., Zhang, H., Zhang, S., Huang, H.  and  Chen, S. X. (2015). Assessing Beijing's PM2.5 pollution: severity,  weather impact, APEC and winter heating. Proceedings of the Royal  Society A, 471, 20150257.

 

 

Variables:

 

Column Name

Description

No

Row number

year

Year of data in this row

month

month of data in this row

day

day of data in this row

hour

hour of data in this row

pm2.5

PM2.5 concentration   (ug/m^3)

DEWP

Dew Point ()

TEMP

Temperature ()

PRES

Pressure (hPa)

cbwd

Combined wind direction

Iws

Cumulated wind speed   (m/s)

Is

Cumulated hours of snow

Ir

Cumulated hours of rain

 

 

Data file:

PRSA_data_2010.1.1-2014.12.31online.csv